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The Revival of Pre-Colonial Australian Agriculture

In recent years, there has been a flood of interest in Indigenous agriculture in Australia. Rightfully so, we must acknowledge the sophisticated and advanced system of agriculture that has existed here for tens of thousands of years.

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Community Gardens Australia - COVID Update

An update from Community Gardens Australia president Naomi Lacy

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Climate Smart Food: Gardening in a Changing Climate – Part 2

It’s time to look at some of the strategies we can use in our gardens to mitigate and adapt to climate change, ensuring an abundance of food for ourselves and communities into the future.

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Climate Smart Food: Gardening in a Changing Climate – Part 1

If the past few months have shown us anything, it’s how precarious our supply chains are in times of crisis. From food and water shortages in bushfire affected regions over Summer, to scenes of empty supermarket shelves across the country during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it has become glaringly obvious that our current food system is insufficient in meeting our needs in challenging times.

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Urban Agriculture: Making Australian Cities Edible

Australia loves to consider itself a foodie destination, but imagine a city where every inch of public space is covered in something you could actually eat. Urban agriculture expert, Dr Nick Rose, believes our cities are ready to feed themselves. Melissa Howard catches up with him only to discover his ideas aren’t that hard to swallow.

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Urban Agriculture: Growing Resilient & Sustainable Cities to Fight the Heat

Australia has a long and proud tradition of growing food in our cities and towns. As any keen gardener knows, it’s satisfying, healthy and relaxing. What’s more, nothing beats the flavour of your own fruit, veg, eggs, honey and (for the enthusiastic few) goat’s milk.

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What is Urban Agriculture?

Urban Agriculture: Context for the Urban Agriculture Forum

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UAF 2016 Feedback & Review

When we asked the attendees what their primary purpose was in attending the forum, the majority of respondents were interested in being part of building an urban agriculture movement in Australia. This was very closely followed by networking objectives, to hear about urban agriculture initiatives in Australia, and to learn about urban agriculture best practice

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Celebrating Urban Agriculture in Australia

Growing #urbanagriculture across Australia

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Grow Your Own

While Australian research has focused on recent urban agriculture initiatives, a real-world experiment in gardening for food security took place in Australia more than 70 years ago, during the Second World War.

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UAF 2016 Summary and Review

The University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus, November 20-21 2016

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UAF 2016 Working Group Outcomes

The University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus, November 20-21 2016

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Summary of Dr Nick Rose's Churchill Fellowship Report, 2014

This Report describes a Churchill Fellowship to study innovative models of urban agriculture in the US Midwest, Toronto and five provinces of Argentina. The focus of the study was to explore models of urban agriculture that could generate livelihood opportunities, especially for young people; and / or enhance food security for vulnerable and low-income groups.

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Sustain: The Australian Food Network

Since the start of 2016 Sustain: The Australian Food Network has been embarking on a mapping project of existing Council plans, policies and strategies that relate to urban agriculture.

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Food Tank interviews Dr Nick Rose

Dr Nick Rose, Executive Director of Sustain, talks to Food Tank about building a fair and resilient food system in Australia.

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